Scam of the day – June 13, 2012 – Facebook dislike button scam

A recent scam that has been causing unwary Facebook users to provide identity thieves with a steady stream of information that can be used against you to make you a victim of identity theft.  The scam involves a link on your wall informing you that Facebook now has a dislike button that you can click on in order to take advantage of this new feature.  Unfortunately, this is a scam.  There is no dislike button on Facebook.  If you click on the link, you will automatically download malware that gives the identity thieves access to your profile, the ability to post spam and surveys that can provide them with more information that can be used to make you a victim of identity theft.

TIP

There is no dislike button so if you see a link to one, you can be sure that it is a scam.  If you unwittingly have downloaded this or anything else that concerns you, you should delete it from your Facebook account as soon as possible and report it to Facebook.